Write a sonnet, following the Shakespearean form above as well as you can. It does not have to be in Shakespeare English

As we have discussed, traditional sonnets all follow a basic form:

14 lines
Meter and rhyme pattern
Volta (normally the last two lines, rhymed as a couplet
We have discussed how they work, and what topics often are considered suitable for this form. We have also looked at some of Shakespeare’s sonnets, and a handful of summary/commentary passages about others.
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The standard Shakespearean sonnet has the fourteen iambic pentameter lines divided into three quatrains and a couplet (the Volta). The rhyme scheme is usually abab cdcd efef gg. *

(Fourteen iambic pentameter lines would be ten syllables per line.)

HERE IS YOUR ASSIGNMENT:

1. Write a sonnet, following the Shakespearean form above as well as you can. It does not have to be in Shakespeare English

2. Add a short paragraph in which you state the main point of your sonnet, and how the Volta makes it bigger, clearer, different, or better.

*You can make a chart:

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— volta —

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